Considering how many of John Carpenter’s films have been remade in the past ten years or so, this week’s announcement of a new version of “Big Trouble in Little China” starring Dwayne Johnson wasn’t quite as much a shock as it might have been.
Carpenter says 20th Century FOX own the rights and “I only know what I read in the papers. I am not involved with it.” Asked if he’s doing alright in the wake of the news, he simply said “I’m doing fine. I didn’t write the original one – no harm, no foul.”
“X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the new take which has The Rock stepping into Kurt Russell’s iconic role of Jack Burton, the All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.